There is no "Kit" for the 01E conversion. The 6-speed has a higher than acceptable failure rate on the pinion bearing inside the gearbox, and as such vendors are reluctant to sell them for fear of unhappy customers returning their purchase / claiming warranty.AWESOME WRITE UP! Curious if anybody knows somebody that provides This Kit. or the main components of the kit. What are my options for Manual conversions in an 05 Passat Im much more familiar with the 1.9 TDI 02J situation.
thanks! but i feel like a dope for not running this down sooner... i need to pay more attention to the label file next timeNice, good work!
this is my FIRST B5.5 swap and i feel like every pitfall that existed i fell into... is the 5.3 procedure wildly divergent from the 5.7?Good to know. I have done over 30 conversions and had not seen that error before.
FWIW there is a different procedure if you have a Bosch 5.3 ABS
Is this necessary at all?